Cisco’s Channel Partner Program Recognizes Partners with Highest Level of Expertise in Cisco Network Security Solutions, as well as Collaboration, and Cisco Cloud and Managed Services
Houston, TX, August 27, 2015 – Computex Technology Solutions, a Cisco Gold partner, today announced it has achieved the Master Collaboration Specialization, Master Security Specialization and Master Cloud and Managed Services Specialization from Cisco. These specializations recognize Computex as having the ability to represent Master-level business expertise as well as technical efficiency, having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support the Cisco solutions in these three areas.
“Cloud, collaboration and IT security are strategic solutions that businesses and channel partners need to embrace to succeed now and in the future,” said Sam Haffar, CEO, Computex. “Being recognized as a ‘Cisco Gold Certified Partner with a Triple Master’ shows the ongoing investments and dedication Computex is making to ensure our sales expertise, advanced technical capabilities, and managed services are easily differentiated, exceptional by every measure, and engineered to deliver superior business value to our customers.”
To achieve the Master Cloud and Managed Services, Collaboration and Security Specializations, Computex first attained Cisco Advanced Specialization in each category. Partners must then meet stringent requirements that demonstrate their Master-level sales, technical, and services capabilities. Furthermore, Master specialized partners must possess a number of Cisco and industry-standard technical certification requirements, provide customer references that document Cisco-prescribed design and deployment capabilities and show evidence that they have the infrastructure to support a full menu of Lifecycle Services offerings and capabilities.
“These partners have invested resources to gain deep expertise in design and implementation of complex, cross-architectural security solutions, plus built competencies around security services, such as managed threat defense and vulnerability assessments, that open up new business opportunities, and earn customer confidence in partners as trusted technology advisors,” said Al Jacobellis, director, security solutions strategy for the worldwide partner organization at Cisco. “Computex has made an outstanding achievement in obtaining the Cisco Master Security Specialization.”
The Cisco Channel Partner Program provides partners with the training required to build sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills, and then validates their skills through a third-party audit. Cisco Channel partner certifications—Select, Premier, and Gold—represent an increasing breadth of skills across key technologies and a partner’s ability to deliver integrated networking solutions. Cisco Channel partner specializations—SMB, Express, Advanced and Master—reflect an increasing depth of sales, technical and service expertise in particular technologies. Cisco Master specializations provide Computex with access to comprehensive sales, technical, and lifecycle services training and support available from Cisco.
Computex Invests in the Data Center of the Future
Further demonstrating its commitment to technical excellence and customer service, Computex maintains Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs) across the entire Cisco networking portfolio and owns and operates a private, elevated Data Center, cutting-edge demonstration lab, along with three large on-site integration centers, warehouses and staging facilities. The company also offers clients temporary workspaces to accommodate unforeseen challenges and business needs.
“Computex’s engineering team maintains the industry’s highest-possible technical certifications and specializations and understands how to use technology to build business advantage and solve complex challenges with ease,” explains Worth Davis, CTO, Computex. “As a Cisco Gold Certified Partner with a Triple Master, we have the expertise, track record and secure facilities that Fortune 500 companies seek in a technology business partner.”
In addition, Computex offers two 24/7/365 Network Operations Center (NOC) with trained and certified engineers who use advanced monitoring software and proven procedures to ensure the highest standards of security, reliability, performance and systems availability. This service allows customers to stay focused on their core business while delegating the day-to-day management of their back-office IT operations or entirely outsourcing their IT strategy and execution to Computex.
“Achieving a single Cisco Master Specialization is a major accomplishment, and to attain three simultaneously is simply outstanding,” said Susan O’Sullivan, executive director, Advanced Solutions, Ingram Micro Inc., the world’s largest technology distributor. “We’re honored to play an incremental role in Computex’s continued success, and take great pride in helping them to build and expand their Cisco business and attain distinguished levels of technical excellence.”
“Mastering these three Cisco Master specializations lends instant credibility to Computex in the eyes of our customers and vendors,” concluded Faisal Bhutto, VP of Corporate Strategy, Computex. “It also strengthens our value as one of the nation’s leading business solution provider experts and channel partners.”
For more information about Computex Technology Solutions visit www.computex-inc.com. To learn more about Computex’s three Cisco Master Specializations visit the Cisco Gold Triple Master Page
About Computex Technology Solutions
Computex Technology Solutions is an industry-leading national IT solution provider focused on helping customers transform their businesses through technology. The company employs a talented and diverse team of trained and specialized solution architects to create high-performance IT infrastructure solutions from assessment, design, implementation, security and management. The company’s core expertise are broken into ten practices: Data Center, Business Resiliency, Storage & Backup, Mobility & Application Delivery, Advanced Networking, Directory Services & Messaging, Virtualization & Converged Infrastructure, Unified Communications, Managed Services and Security, Assessment & Compliance.
In 2015, Computex earned a trifecta of accolades including being named to the CRN Solution Provider 500, Tech Elite 250 and MSP 500. Additionally, CRN recognized Computex’s CEO Sam Haffar as one of the IT channel’s Top 100 Influencers. With offices in Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota and Texas, Computex Technology Solutions is an award-winning IT service organization recognized on a national level for its success and service excellence. www.computex-inc.com